RMOUG Training Days in Denver – just 4 weeks away

Time flies. Really, it does. When I looked into the calendar I realized the next event is already very close: RMOUG Training Days in Denver – just 4 weeks away from now on. The Rocky Mountain User Group Training Days will happen in Westminster close to Denver, CO from Tuesday, Feb 20 until Thursday, Feb 22, 2018. RMOUG’s Training Days is the premier (and largest) grass-roots Oracle user training event in the U.S., offering more than 100 sessions over three days from world-renowned experts. Register here! RMOUG Training Days in Denver – just 4 weeks away Actually I’m very excited….

Workshop in Vancouver – Venue has changed

I arrived well in Canada seeing the longest immigration line ever – but luckily as the immigration process by itself is very efficient it didn’t take over an hour. Vancouver sees to be a very nice city – only the weather could be a bit better 😉 I’m looking forward to the “Upgrade / Migrate / Consolidate to Oracle Database 12.2 and the Cloud” workshop tomorrow and just in case you haven’t been alerted yet, there was a venue change over a week ago in order to accommodate all registered participants from the Oracle office (before) to: Hyatt Regency Vancouver…

Upgrade Workshop on March 2, 2016 in Switzerland

Grüezi alle miteinand! There are just a few seats open for the Upgrade / Migrate /Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c workshop on March 2, 2016 in Zürich in Switzerland open. If you would like to attend but haven’t registered yet, please use this link to sign up: Upgrade / Migrate / Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c on March 2, 2016 in Zürich / Switzerland at Swisscom (Schweiz) AG, Binzring 17, 8045 Zürich Workshop language will be German, slides will be in English. Looking forward to meet you there! –Mike

Upcoming Upgrade Workshops in Prague and Bucharest

I’ve just returned from a work intense week from Seoul, South Korea – and there are upcoming Upgrade / Migrate /Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c workshops already on my radar – and both are almost booked out completely. So if you are either based in the Prague or the Bucharest region you may quickly sign up (and show up as well) 🙂 Upgrade / Migrate / Consolidate to Oracle Database 12cWednesday, October, 7, 2015 Prague, Czech Republic @Oracle Czech Registration Link is here Upgrade / Migrate / Consolidate to Oracle Database 12cTuesday, October 13, 2015 Bucharest, Romania @Oracle Romania Registration…

New version of the UPGRADE 12c SLIDE DECK available

Good news – finally we publish a new version of our big upgrade/migrate/consolidate slide deck: Upgrade, Migrate & Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c And don’t be scared – we reached now the 600 slide count 😉 New topics included (and subject to more extension within the next weeks) are: Why you seriously can’t wait for Oracle Database 12.2.0.2 Unicode Migration with DMU Migrate into the Cloud  Single Tenant RMAN incremental backups speeding up Full Transportable Export/Import and many more … Sorry that we didn’t keep track in the “Change Log” at the end of the deck. But there were simply too…

Webcast on 18-SEP: Three Reasons to Upgrade

You may have noticed that our Upcoming Events listing is a bit sparse due to preparations for OpenWorld. But, we have not gone completely silent; there are still Database Upgrade events available. One that I would like to point out is a webcast that I am delivering next week, “Three Compelling Reasons to Upgrade to Oracle Database 11g.” This will be a one-hour webcast discussing the three main reasons for upgrading to the latest version of Oracle Database: Reduce IT costs Ensure support for your hardware and applications Take advantage of new features to improve performance, security, and functionality We…

Upgrade Workshop in Sydney – Recap

Late, but hopefully not too late, a big THANK YOU to everybody who did attend the Upgrade and Migration Workshop in Sydney at the Cliftons past week. You were a really good crowd, thanks for all your questions, the great conversations in the breaks, thanks to the local marketing team for the excellent organization – and we’ll looking forward to see you next time again with all your databases then live on Oracle Database 11.2 To download the slides please find them in the Slides Download Center to your right – or use the direct link to download the workshop…

Upgrade Workshop in Melbourne – Recap

Thanks to everybody who did attend at our Upgrade and Migration Workshop in Melbourne last Friday. First of all it was a Friday so we really appreciated your patience of staying until the very end 🙂 And then, yes we know, it was a full room. And we’d really like to thank you 🙂 It was a great day for Roy and me. And you were such a great crowd with many questions and excellent discussions during the breaks. Please have all successful upgrade and migrations. And feel free to get in touch directly with Roy and me if you…

Upgrade Workshops in Perth and Brisbane – Recap

Thanks to everybody who did attend on Tuesday in Perth and today in Brisbane for the Database Upgrade and Migration Workshop in the Oracle offices. We hope you’ve enjoyed the day as we did enjoy it 😉 Feel free to contact us regarding your experiences, upgrade successes, pitfalls you have seen and miss in the slides etc. Slides – please don’t forget to download them via this link here. And for those who have asked for the component dependency presentation containing also a script (find it at the very end of the presentation) to drop an unused or accidentially created…

Upgrade Workshop in Bangkok – Slides

Thank you very much for the warm welcome today at the Upgrade and Migration Workshop in Bangkok. Roy and me are very happy to be finally here. You can download the most recent version of the slides via this link: Upgrade and Migration to Oracle 11.2 Workshop Slides Have successful upgrades – and let us know your experiences with the upgrades and migrations! And hope to see you next time again!

Upgrade Workshop in Jakarta – Slides

    Thanks to everybody today in the Upgrade and Migration Workshop in Jakarta. And thanks for all your questions during the breaks. In order to download the most recent version of the slides (just refreshed them now during the lunch break) please find them here: Upgrade and Migration to Oracle 11.2 Workshop Slides Have successful upgrades – and don’t even think about upgrading to Oracle 10g right now – Oracle 11.2.0.3 is the release you should upgrade to in the near future 🙂

Upcoming Workshops in Jakarta, Singapore and Bangkok

Next week will be again a travel week – and it means going from deep frosty winter into “warmer” areas of the world. But we are really looking forward to meet you in Jakarta, Singapore and Bangkok. And in case you just read this now there are still seats open as far as I know 🙂 20-FEB-2012: Upgrade & Migration Workshop in Jakarta, Indonesia  See the agenda and register here 22-FEB-2012: Upgrade & Migration Workshop in Singapore Please drop me an email if you’d like to participate 23-FEB-2012: Upgrade & Migration Workshop in Bangkok, Thailand See the agenda and register…

Obrigado :-)

Thanks a lot to everybody who did visit our workshops in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in the past days. And actually our “Thank You” or Obrigado! can’t express how Roy and me felt in the past days. I believe I’ve never felt so welcome – you all, customers, partners and Oracle folks were simply great. Thanks a lot for that. We’ve had a great time – and we hope you had some fun as well and enjoyed the hands-on lab as well. Let us know if anything with your upgrades does not run as desired – or if…

Upgrade Workshops in Sao Paulo and Rio

Thanks to everybody who did attend today at our Upgrade and Migration Workshop in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. We hope that you’d enjoy the day and the hands-on exercise 🙂 And please feel free to download the most recent version of the slides with many hidden slides included we couldn’t show at the workshop today. Obrigado!

Upgrade & Migration Workshop in KL

Thanks to everybody being there today for our new Upgrade and Migration to Oracle Database 11.2 workshop. In order to get the new slides for this workshop you might download them from here. Thanks for your time and have successful upgrades and migrations! Information: I had to reupload the slides on Nov 9th, 4:30am CET (11:30am local KL time). In case you have downloaded them beforehand you may please download them again as the original PDF missed over 300 slides 😉 Sorry for the inconvenience!!!  

INFO: Bangkok/Thailand Upgrade Workshop postponed

We are really sorry to hear more and more details about the flooding in Thailand and Bangkok. And our thoughts are with all the people there. Due to the situation and as we know that people have more important things to take care on now than an Oracle workshop we will postpone the Database Upgrade and Migration Workshop to a later date. We’ll announce the date as soon as possible Roy & Mike and the local Marketing team

Hands-on with the Latest Oracle Technology

There is a new set of FREE hands-on workshops available that will give you a chance to work with Advanced Compression, Transparent Data Encryption, Real Application Testing, and GoldenGate without having to spend the time and resources to set up a test environment of your own. If you have a laptop, this is a great opportunity to actually use these options and see how they work for yourself. Titled Oracle Database 11g Upgrade Architecture Planning Workshops,  these events are being rolled out in cities across the country. The first four are in the western part of the US and Canada….

Upgrade Team goes green and CO2 neutral :-)

For those people who were sweating heavily in Tuesday’s and today’s upgrade workshop in Baden-Dätwill/Switzerland and Düsseldorf/Germany here’s some “contrast” 🙂 So the Upgrade Development Group goes green now – 100% CO2 neutral, just organic fuel necessary 😉 Ah, and you’ll find the newest slideset ready for download as always on the right side in the SLIDE DOWNLOAD section 🙂 Thanks for your patience, –Mike

Thanks to all attendees in Seattle and Toronto

Must be an Oracle sponsored number plate … 😉 Thanks to everybody who did attend to our Upgrade Workshops in Seattle and Toronto past week. Seattle had a quite unusual track setup with two parallel breakout sessions. We hope you’ve enjoyed it as well. And you’ll find the slides for the keynote “New Features” and the “Upgrade Workshop – The Whole Story” presentations below. Toronto was quite amazing as well – with so many (hope not too many) people in this slightly crowded room at the Interconti in Toronto. We’ve got a lot of interesting and sometimes challenging questions. And…

Upcoming Upgrade and Migration Workshops in EMEA

The registration for the upcoming Upgrade Workshops in EMEA is now open – see also always the “Workshops Corner” on the right side of this blog (scroll down a bit, please). Geneva, Switzerland – 30-JUN-2011 – Register Here! Baden-Dättwil, Switzerland – 5-JUL-2011 – Register Here! Düsseldorf, Germany – 7-JUL-2011 – Register Here! München, Germany – 12-JUL-2011 – Register Here! Hamburg, Germany – 31-AUG-2011 – Register Here!

Upcoming Upgrade Workshops in the US and Canada

As Roy is really busy in traveling the whole North American continent I would like to highlight a few of Roy’s upcoming workshops with registration links – so simply “click” and register 🙂 DONE: March 23, 2011: Philadelphia, PA DONE: March 24, 2011: Reston, VA DONE: April 07, 2011: Dallas, TX DONE: April 13, 2011: Birmingham, AL 2011_03_16_starspangledbanner.gif DONE: April 14, 2011: Minneapolis, MN DONE: April 20, 2011: Pasadena, CA DONE: April 21, 2011: Sacramento, CA DONE: May 4, 2011: Portland, OR DONE: May 5, 2011: Vancouver, Canada Roy is looking forward to meet you in one of the above…

Valentine’s Day in sunny Ottawa, Ontario

Birds may fly south for the winter, but I will be heading to Ottawa, Ontario next week for a workshop on 15-FEB. I’m pretty used to winter because I grew up in the snow belt southeast of Buffalo, NY — and this winter in New England is helping me get prepared as well. For reference, the big lump is my gas grill. Anyway, I’m looking forward to a good workshop and to visiting Ottawa for my first time. If you’re in the Ottawa/Gatineau area and would like to attend, please see the online evite for information about how to register.

Workshop slides for Mumbai and Delhi

Finally me and Anoop arrived in Delhi a bit later than expected. Kingfisher Airlines is really good – and I think it was not their fault that we had nearly a 2 hour delay for a less-than-2-hour-flight. I’ve heard rumors that the IT of Delhi airport has been relocated to the new terminal today causing some flight delays … Hopefully they’ll have time to visit the workshop in Delhi tomorrow 🙂 And thanks to the nice audience today in Mumbai. I did really enjoy the day and you had very good questions. In order to download the slides please access…